Category: Documentary Photography

  • Girls

    ‘You’ve got to grower a thicker skin’, many of us hear all too often. Horrible news pour from everywhere and so we empathise in small dozes, immunise ourselves and carry on. Fortunately, these Nigerian girls do not live in the north-east where abductions take place. I am so grateful to have met them. Now when […]

  • May Day Clerkenwell

    Rowan Arts have asked me to photograph the annual May Day gathering on Camberwell Green for their Clerkenwell History project. The Muscovite in me had mixed feelings on the day when a display of Soviet-era-like ceremony took place on Red Square, for the first time since 1991. But Britain is Britain, and here are the […]

  • East End Backpassages

    Although Alan Gilbey currently doesn’t run regular walks, he does create very special events; strolls through the side streets of East London to secret venues where a dozen of local writers and performers await to tell you tales less told. These ‘Speed History’ events happen several times a year. This year’s March event took place at […]

  • Sarajevo people and places

    © Asya Gefter

  • ‘Sarajevo exposures’ exhibition

    Here are the scanned versions of the darkroom prints and below are a few comments: This is something really funny, exciting and full of emotions. (Ahmedin Huric) The famous spirit of this city beautifully shown. (Azra) Thank you. I enjoyed your perspective. (Djiki Djanka) Beautiful and raw! Wonderful photos that captured the essence of life […]

  • The end of summer

    Grand Finale @ In the Woods Festival 2013 //GOLDEN WELLY Award for Best Independent Festival// © Asya Gefter

  • Games and toys in Ikakumo

    My friend & linguist Sophie and I are putting out an exhibition of Ikakumo children’s photos and videos at SOAS, London (May 20-21) and PICS Festival 2013 at RichMix, London (June 8). In July 2013, the exhibition will travel to Ikakumo and Ibadan, Nigeria.  Later in the year we plan to launch the dedicated project website […]

  • A link to the past

    in a response to 1913 photo… Fragile Archivists record the visit of Hackney Mayor Jules Pipe to Chats Palace © Asya Gefter

  • Edmonton Green

    Today was my first visit to Edmonton. For our Chats Palace project, we interviewed Annie Smol who started in Chats in the 1980s and now runs Face Front Inclusive Theatre in the space above the Edmonton Green Market. Having heard of violence and crime in this yet another London pocket, I was curious to see […]

  • Landmark exhibition at Somerset House

    My photograph of children playing in one of the oldest muslim communities in Ibadan (Nigeria) won the landscape competition for the private view of the Landmark Exhibition at Somerset House. ‘Landmark’ exhibition is curated by William Ewing and features major names in photography.